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was about and featured the political operatives and their view of the 2012 election cycle, and its lessons for the 113th congress. their work was done -- the most intensive work was done during the 2012 election cycle, but as we heard, >> they are gearing up for the 2014 election cycle with an eye to what happens during the 113th congress. campaign managers for the 2014 election are being hired. if you want to be part of that process, and i still have a resume to dust, i would encourage you to rapidly dust. we are moving to our second panel, which is about the interest groups which are going to influence the direction of legislative activity in the congress during the 113th congress. for my new colleagues on this panel, one of the analytical frameworks we use at georgetown law is what i call lp4. i means -- analyze things in terms of five aspects. look at an issue at the intersection of law and policy. l is law. the first p is process, which produces the law. the next p is policy. policy drives the process, which produces the law. the next p is politics. sometimes that is tough to disaggre
learned a lot of lessons from the last election. >> they're tone deaf. >> they're getting killed. >> some significant candidate quality problems. >> we need to change our rhetoric. >> he is talking about the tone. >> there is no desire for any opposition. >> we have to show our ideas are better at fighting poverty. >> the ideas are better at solving health care. >> health care, education, job growth. >> it will get worse even from this point. >> humane rhetoric? is it enough? >> cantor appeared to move to the middle. >> our house republican majority stands ready. >> calling for immigration reform, big day for immigration. >> time to provide an opportunity. >> it is going to get worse for legal residents and citizenship. >> providing citizenship and a path for legalization. >> for those who were brought to this country as children. >> is the gop learning its lesson on immigration. >> eric cantor is worried about his own political future. >> that shows how lost they all feel. >> it is going to get worse even from this point. >> the first thing we do, let's kill all the lawyers. so said shak
days before the election, john kerry to ridicule -- regional for appearing in a hunting outfit. there is no way to tell yet how well the president's speech noting -- ski shooting code does to persuade gun owners that he is not out to take their firearms. the white house is not be killed when or if he is going to go shooting again -- has not detailed when or if he is going to go shooting again. >> anti-government protesters of being blamed for the attack. >> in the aftermath of friday's angry demonstration here, and outside the presidential palace. it was the action of the security forces that stopped the protests that shocked egyptians. a 23-year-old was killed, and then there was this, a man stripped naked and beaten by security forces before being bundled into a van. >> i cannot bear seeing someone like that. how can someone drag someone else on the ground like that. we are in egypt, the should not be happening. >> this scene was shameful and degrading. not only was this man's of naked, but all of the men and youths of egypt were. >> the interior ministry has condemned the ac
years, four terms in the house of representatives and three terms in the senate. elected to the house in 1978, he was part of the democratic leadership before moving to the senate for three terms beginning in 1987. he was elected summit to -- democrat leader and is one of the longest-serving democratic leaders in the senate and the only one to serve twice as majority leader and twice as minority leader. since he left the senate in 2005 senators subfour has continued to have a strong voice among washington policymakers and is contributed to the debates and health care, climate change, renewable energy financial services reform telecommunications and international trade issues. in 2007 he joined other former senate majority leader's howard baker, george mitchell and bob dole to create the bipartisan policy center which seeks to find common ground on the nations most pressing issues. these days he's a senior policy adviser at dla piper government affairs and global board. today. today senators subfour will discuss his new book "the u.s. senate" fundamentals of american government writt
elected supervisors who by virtue of their election are now members of the san francisco county consultation authority commissioners london bree and norman yee. i look forward to working with you. please call item 2. >> this is an action item. >> before we act on this item i would like to open any public comment, any member of the public who would like to speak on item two come forward. seeing none public comment is closed. madam clerk if you can do a roll call. >> (roll call) the item passes. >> chairman: i'm wondering is legally a member of the commission is allowed to abstain; i assume there is no problem with that. proceed. >> the item passes. >> thank you very much. if you can please call item number 3. chair's report. >> chair: welcome to the new calendar year i have brief remarks given that it's only been a month since we had our meeting and we just started this legislative session. as noted earlier we have two newly elected members of the commission. again welcome commissioners london breed and norman yee to the first meeting. with the presidential election behind u
underscore something i have long believed that constitutions should take precedence over elections. let me explain. look at the difference between egypt and jordan. at the start of the arab spring, it appeared that egypt responded to the will of the people, made a clean break with its past and was ushering in a new birth of freedom. jordan, by contrast, had a number of protests, but king abdullah responded with only a few personnel changes and promised to study the situation and talk of reform. but then egypt started going down the wrong path and jordan made a set of wise choices. put simply, egypt shows democratization. before liberalization. elections became the most important element of the new order. used in legitimizing the new government, electing a president and ratty fiing the constitution. as a result, the best organized force in egypt, the muslim brotherhood swept into power and was able to dominate the drafting of the constitution. the document has many defects. it failed to explicitly protect women's rights. it allowed for media censorship in the name of national security, and
can take the energy of the people of the grass roots. bend it toward the middle and use it to elect people like ronald reagan and the bushes, father and son. but all of that architecture is gone. all you've got is the energy at the grass roots that isn't organized in anyway. and karl rove can't organize it. neither can any of the other people who played with that power but who now can't control it. >> so those who rode the tiger are now inside the tiger. >> exactly. >> don't forget, the chamber of commerce, at very times, made common cause with the antigovernment, anti-tax, anti-everything. they were willing to get in bed with him at certain points. and now they're paying for it. and karl is trying to unwind what he's wound. >> he's like a track tout. i used to go and after the races were over, they would show you who they'd recommend you'd bet on. it was always the winners that pass out the free picks. i would have bet on this guy. that's rove out there saying i would have had all of these winners picked, we would have won all of these general elections and now everybody realizes w
're headed for years of defeat in elections. look at the proposals we're seeing now. karl rove wants to keep the fringies. and things like clinton did with school uniforms. and tell college students the jobs might be tough. what about the gun issue? should the republicans stick with the nra or tell wayne lapierre to get a real job? how could a party built other the decades on the people who left the democrats abandon those issues that attracted the rule south and the west people and the miners and the ranchers and the gun owners. and the people furious about immigration. how do you ban those people and keep a party? tonight an expert, a passionate believer that politics can get better. my colleague joe scarborough. here's the question. how do you keep this huge tent the republican party has built in the last 30 or 40 years with people from the south, the west, the miners, the ranchers, the religious right, all those people that have decided the republican party is their natural home and yet you have people in the fringe costing you your image. >> well, you've got to stand up to people on the
child. another department cited it as an oasis and a model. all the while the democratically elected government was declining and presiding over states and decline. it fell 30 places over the course of several years. where there is smoke there must be fire. without justifying unjustifiable coup d'√Čtats, one has to acknowledge that we have perhaps taken the i out of the larger picture in focusing. that is fruitful discussion for later. without further ado, one returns over to the panel. -- let me turn this over to the panel. >> thank you. it is an honor to be here. i recognize a lot of faces. bear with me in the beginning, i will start at the 50,000 foot level (down a little bit. -- then pare down a little bit. to get a feel for what is going on in the region. when d colonialization happened in africa in the 1950 dose0's oe group was pushing for political autonomy, often sparking conflict. as we approach mali in the 1960, tensions were already there. by 1962, we see the beginning of the first rebellion. 1962-1964. not all the groups in the north were on board with the rebellion. with
. at the start of that first term, newly elected president obama also wanted to nominate john brennan to be the head of the cia. but he didn't end up putting him forward. john brennan ended up taking his name out of contention for that nomination because of opposition to him being chosen. and the opposition centered on the fact that john brennan had been deputy executive director of the cia during the bush days. during the bad old torturing prisoners days of the george w. bush administration. so you're going to have a brand-new president who bans torture, but then you're going to put a guy who was there for the whole torture regime in charge of the cia? yeah, there was an effort made to make the case that john brennan had been opposed to the torture methods while he had been at the cia, but nothing in his known professional tenure backed that up. at least not enough to save his nomination. and john brennan withdrew his name from consideration that year and he did not run the cia during barack obama's first term. instead, he got the world's greatest consolation prize. he became a very
spending problem. >> that may take more than one election cycle. >> i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >> get used to this new word. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> the sequester. >> i don't like the sequester. >> something so terrible. >> dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria! >> slow down. >> we've got immigration, gun control, electoral changes. >> it's time for them to exert a little leadership. >> we have to identify our principles. that takes time to explain to people. >> i've had enough of it. it's time to act. >>> john boehner announced today that marco rubio will deliver the republican response to president obama's state of the union address on tuesday. rubio aides are busy trying to spread the nonsense that he will write his own speech. senator rubio did an interview with buzz feed last night while drinking beer, a necessary proof to political reporters that you're a regular guy. >> what we have to do is identify those principles and turn those into policies that speak for the 21st century. >> marco rubio seems to think republicanism is so wicked complicated th
to elect whether to disclose anything on item eight. san francisco, code section 67-12 a. action. >> just for the record before we vote. this is only the second time that i have actually had to do that to move a disciplinary matter or a personnel matter up. it is a sensitive issues and we did it for a lot of reasons. and it was perfectly permissible to do so and it was done so with the advice of the city attorney. so, i believe accuracy in what the people report to the commission and say in front of the commission and sometimes that is lost. so do i have a vote? >> aye. >> aye. >> all in favor. >> please call line item number ten. >> item ten. >> adjournment. >> a motion? >> i so moved. >> second. >> thank you. push >> hey, san franciscans, here with the weekly buzz. it's the first week in february, and we have things that won't break the bank, they for all free. this tuesday, february 5 is free admission date for top museums. the dm and the leg end of honor. and after the trip to the museum, take a trip to the zoo, and offering free admission to residents. enjoy seeing all species in the
or electing their leaders in egypt and libya. there is a broad coalition to stop muammar gaddafi from massacring his people. and a cease-fire is holding in gaza. all good things but not enough. unifying french companies and building demographic institutions. the impasse shows little sign of easing. the assad regime considers to slaughter its people. iran is pursuing its nuclear ambitions. we continue to face real terrorist threats from yemen and north africa. i cannot pretend that the united states has all the solutions to these problems. we are clear about the future we see for the -- and the people. where people live in dignity and not dictatorships. there is no doubt getting to that future will be difficult and will require every single tool in our toolkit. you can have a true peace without directing the active conflicts and the underlying causes. you cannot have the prosperity that should be available unless there is a vibrant private sector and good governance. you cannot have truth and security unless leaders start leading, unless country start opening their societies and not sh
in irresponsible act. why in god's name would members of the congress elected by the american people that would undermine the support for our men and women in uniform? why would do you that? >> secretary panetta defended the man the president picked to succeed him, former nebraska senator chuck hagel telling me members of the armed services committee passed up the opportunity for more important questions in order to launch partisan attacks. >> it's pretty obvious that the political knives were out for chuck hagel. >> that's what you think it was. it was totally partisan? >> what disappointed me, they talked about past quotes. what about the war in afghanist afghanistan, the war on terrorism and the budger sequester. >> despite his performance, hagel's confirmation is looking more likely after a second republican told "the lincoln journal star" saying "he will stand side by side with our allies, be firm with our enemies and use good judgment." the president from former obama white house press secretary robert gibbs on "meet the press" said the following. >> the disconcerting thing obviously for
the election he was never a muslim was in fact born and raised a muslim. no way, way. no way, way. world net dally is where senator rand paul, i repeat, went to talk about his boat to turkey theory about why it happened. also, the guy who came in second in the republican presidential nominating contest this past year, rick santorum, his new job is that he is a columnist for world net daily. rand paul is being touted by the supposedly serious conservative heritage foundation as the big speaker next week on reagan's birthday where he is going to give his manifesto on what republican foreign policy should be. that's going to be next week on ronald reagan's birthday, rand paul. but, you know, it's fitting, because we're coming up on reagan's birthday. and did you hear about the horrible obama muslim marxist thing about his kenyan home? did you hear? >> this is one wall that probably shouldn't be torn down. this apartment building used to be the home of a young ronald reagan. it was denied landmark status, and the university of chicago is ready to demolish it. the university is also trying to bec
the election returns and then... >> ohio is gone for obama... >> it is now 11:00 on the east coast and keith, we can report history. >> barack obama is projected to be the next president. >> senator barack obama of illinois will be the next president... >> narrator: november 4, 2008. on this night, in chicago, inside barack obama's private world, the news began to sink in. >> i kept watching obama as he transformed from this young man to the next president of the united states. this was a different man. >> there are tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands who have gathered in grant park in chicago. >> ladies and gentlemen, the next first family of the united states of america. >> narrator: only four years earlier, he'd been a state legislator. >> the look on his face to me looked like someone who finally understood the weight of the job that he had just won. >> almost as if the weight of the world had rested on his shoulders. >> the road ahead will be long, our climb will be steep. two wars, a planet in peril, the worst financial crisis in a century. but america, i have never been mor
themselves registered, and show up at election time. it's one of the areas where balance is the key factor. get the information that is necessary to ensure the voter is he or she who they say they are. make the process as easy as possible consistent with that goal in keeping it honest. don't throw hurdles in people's way. don't reduce the number of hours you can vote. and create enough voting stations throughout so we don't have lines stretching hours into the night. i do believe what we saw in ohio in 2004 and what we saw last november in florida are examples of not meeting these standards. i do suspect that the people running those states at those times were not interested in making it fairly easy for a legitimate voter to get to the booth. consistent with the constitution, the federal government should do what it can to make voting a right, not an obstacle course. and that's "hardball" for now. thanks for being with us. "the ed show" with ed schultz starts right now. >>> good evening, americans, and welcome to "the ed show" from new york. eric cantor has a new tube of lipstick, but it's
election. your state will be closely watched because it is an open senate seat. you keep getting reelected. on some of these key issues, you rarely agree. how big of a deal is this gun issue going to be in that i was senate race and? >> i think it will be a big deal. i can tell you in 11 meetings i had that included five high schools, one college, an open town meeting and three businesses that i went to visit and that every visit i make sure i have 40 minutes for a town meeting with their employees. at all but two of those 11 meetings the gun issue came up. i did not find any support for the gun ban you're asking me about. i found a great deal of fear that legislating anyplace in this area people think they will come and get our guns. when i am churcat church or to t after, people come up and whisper in your ear don't let them take our guns away from us. i am telling you that there is a lot of concern out there that might not be major in these polls you're seeing. >> senator harkin has been reelected five times. how does that fit? guys you're asking a question that goes way beyond guns. in
's family of corruption. lairijani as seen as a possible front-runner in the presidential election. it was during this impeachment hearing that mahmoud allen didn't jot -- mahmoud mcdonough jot -- mahmoud ahmadinejad accused fazel larijani of corruption. they are one of the most powerful and influential political families. mahmoud ahmadinejad pulled out an audio recording. in the recording, ahmadinejad says one of his associates, saeed mortazavi, is speaking with fazel larijani. larijani implies that he can use his connections and family -- and political standing for financial gain. there has been a lot of reaction from parliamentarians. they have accused the president of asking -- acting in a manner not befitting of his post. allele larry johnny says if he has -- ali larijani says accusation should be made at the appropriate time, not in the middle of an impeachment hearing in parliament. he accused the president of acting in a manner not befitting to his post and of having bad manners. his brother, fazel larijani, the man accused of the corruption, is threatening to sue the presi
a higher level of interest in the 2014 elections, and we will able to capture that energy and spirit accordingly in the elections -- steer it accordingly in the elections. >> terrific. well, we have reached the end of our time, so i asked you to join me in thanking our panel -- sara chieffo, david kirby, brandon davis, and glen caroline. [applause] [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2013] + >> coming out in about 30 minutes, we will take you live to the state department, where outgoing secretary hillary clinton will deliver remarks on for employees. she officially steps down today. senator john kerry of massachusetts was confirmed by the senate on tuesday to be her replacement. he is expected to be sworn in the day by the supreme court justice sonia sotomayor. in the meantime, we will have live coverage of the secretary clinton's earmarks around at 2:30 p.m. eastern on c-span. president obama will honor the recipients of the national medal of science and national medal of technology and innovation, the highest ho
because of ill health. the election is expected to head rose castro another term. -- raul pastor another term. >> on sunday he wanted to cast his ballot early in the morning. he said the elections are an important part of of holding the revolution. >> i remember well the days of capitalism, how rough it was for us. there was no mercy. the revolution has given me everything. >> cubans heading to the polls to vote. the main legislative body has 612 seats, and there were 612 candidates. this began last year when cubans have their only chance to choose between candidates. conditions later narrowed down the list to 612. they will convene on february 4 and are expected to name raul castro for president for another four years. the legislators are younger. there are now more women and cubans of african descent, but still the old guard continues to hold onto power. an example is they will also be part of the new assembly. he has taken over from his brother fidel in 2008. castro has taken steps to decentralize the economy. he has also lifted bans on personal freedom like the right to travel abroad
law enforcement and elect ed officials as well as the lone survivor to a shooting in the area. and his message was simple. voters must tell their members of congress that they do not believe the nra's deception on gun safety and their ridiculous suggestion that the president is coming to take your guns. >> tell them there's no legislation to eliminate all guns. there's no legislation being proposed to subvert the second amendment. tell them specifically what we're talking about. >> his speech echoed a super bowl commercial that pointed out the rank hypocrisy of men like the nra's wayne lapierre who at one time was a vocal supporter of background checks. >> we think it's reasonable to provide mandatory, instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show, no loopholes anywhere for anyone. >> the nra's most public response to this onslaught of factual statements was on sunday when it trotted out wayne lapierre to yet again repeat the same inaccurate and ill-informed statements to which the president was just referring. >> turn this universal check on the law-abiding into
republicans were done planning to steal elections, you will not believe the stunt they are about to pull in pennsylvania. good to have you with us tonight, folks. thanks for watching. another day, another relaunch of the republican party. but this time i think the republican house leaders showed exactly who the republicans really are. >> house majority leader eric cantor will be outlining a new agenda for his party, focusing on issues like education and health care and spend less time talking about the deficit. >> really? oh, yes. eric cantor to the rescue. he is ready to save the republican image and put a stop to the electoral college losses, right? of course, this is not the first time eric cantor has tried to save the party. you see, it actually is the fourth attempt that he has had. in 2009, cantor held a pizza party, remember that? with jeb bush and mitt romney by launching the national council for a new america that didn't work. a year later, cantor was back at it. he was one of the young guns ready to take the republican party by storm. >> there is a better way, and a new team is
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